MiG-21PF “variant 76” jet fighter aircraft

Engine type:R-11F2-300
Power output:6,200 kW
Wingspan:7.145 m
Wing area:23.00 sqm
Length:14.50 m
Height:4.125 m
Empty weight:5,167 kg
Maximum take-off weight:7,238 kg
Maximum speed:2,175 km/h
Maximum speed:2.05 Mach
Landing speed:290 km/h
Take-off run:900 m
Service ceiling:20,000 m
Range:1,520 km
Radar type:RP-21
Number of hardpoints:2
Non-guided UB-16 launcher:2x16 S-5K
UB-32 launcher:-
Radar, radiolocator, infra air-to-air:RS-2US
Infra-guided air-to-air:R-3S
The first radar-equipped MiG-21 The Soviet MiG-21PF, "76er" jet-propelled fighter plane was the first MiG-21 to have its own on-board radar and to be deployable in all weather. Hungary introduced 24 of them, which served between 1964 and 1989. NATO reporting name: Fishbed-D Good maneuverability, weaker weapons The PF was the second main variant of the MiG-21. The fighter plane had excellent manoeuverability, but its drawback was weak weaponry. It was considered a step back from the MiG-21F-13 since the on-board cannon was removed and only two radar- or infra-red guided air-to-air missiles could be installed on it. The plane was equipped with an RP-21 Sapfir radar. In the Hungarian People's army The first 12 MiG-21PFs arrived in Hungary in 1964 and were stationed in Pápa. They were later also stationed in Taszár and Kecskemét. Of the 24 planes 7 were destroyed, causing two deaths. The model on display was made in the Soviet Union in 1965; serial number: 761512.